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Design Your Own Victorian Manor

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The Victorian era is one of my favorite historical periods. Set between the years of 1837 and 1901, during the long reign of Queen Victoria, it marked a time of enormous transformation that …
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Scene Stealers: 8 Great Books-To-Films in 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The last few years, Hollywood has been buying up the rights to books like WHOA, and it shows in 2022. There are so many book-to-film situations happening! This year, there are a ton …
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Interview with Lynne Podrat, Author of Listen To Me

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Listen To Me:How My Down Syndrome Brother Saved My Life? From the time Bruce was born, I was driven to have him accepted within our circle of friends. Once he became a resident in a group home with KenCrest, …
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The Power: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for The Power by Naomi Alderman are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of The Power by Naomi Alderman. Quick(-ish) Recap The two-paragraph version of this is: The Power is framed …
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Interview with David Greene, Author of The Shadow Voice

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Shadow’s Voice? The Shadow’s Voice is a sequel to The Winkler Case. The story for both books is set in 1948 in Chicago, in an era when LGBT life was lived in the shadows. As I researched what …
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Books and Reading Are Two Different Hobbies

I love books. Some might even say I’m obsessed with them. I have a modest collection of my own, but mostly I borrow from the library and collect ebook review copies. I run a book blog with about a dozen other reviewers, and I’ve been doing it for more than …
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Summary and Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

The two-paragraph version of this is: The Power is framed as a historical account of a period in history where women discovered they have the power to shoot electric jolts of energy from their hands, making them very dangerous. It results in revolts in countries where women have been oppressed, …
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Interview with Brien Feathers, Author of Silver to the Heart

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Silver to the Heart, Light of Adua Book One? I’ve always loved vampires, magic, and concepts such as parallel universes. So here you are, vampires with magical abilities who are souls from a different realm. If you had to …
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10 Sweet Valentine’s Books for Kids to Help Spread Love

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Yes, it is already nearing Valentine’s Day and, thus, time for us to talk about Valentine’s books for kids. I know, I know — I’ve also barely come to terms with the fact …
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Interview with Clinton Festa, Author of Ancient Canada

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Ancient Canada: A Mythological Tale? I was visiting a friend in New York City, looking for a place to eat lunch. There were fantastic restaurants everywhere with food from all over the world. Thinking about all of those different …
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I’ve Read 100 Books In A Year And You Won’t

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I’m a challenge girl. And by challenge girl, I mean that I always keep my challenges to an extent in which I know I can achieve them, so that I can feel the …
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8 Kinds Of Murder Mystery Plots

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Who robbed the bank? Who murdered the pastry chef? Who stole the car? Where did the lady in apartment B go and why can’t anyone find her? These are just some examples of …
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The School for Good Mothers TV Series: What We Know

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Jan 6th, 2022 (Last Updated Jan 6th, 2022) The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan has a TV series adaptation in the works. For all the details for a potential jump to film for this book, here’s what we know about The School for …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 17, 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. BookClubbish Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by BookClubbish. Today’s Featured Deals $1.99 The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom Get This Deal $1.99 White Trash by Nancy Isenberg Get This Deal …
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Must-Read Biography Books

13 Jan 2022 Must-Read Biography Books | January 2022 In the mood for a new biography or memoir? Check out these instant bestsellers by Lynne Podrat, Yitzhak Bar-Yossef, Jami Attenberg, and more. Enjoy your new non-fiction picks! Listen To Me: How My Down Syndrome Brother Saved My Life by Lynne …
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The U.S. Postal Service is Issuing a THE GIVING TREE

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The United States Postal Service has announced some of the designs planned for the 2022 Forever stamps, which includes one in honor of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Additional USPS stamps announced …
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Author Auctions Signed Book They Sat On and Raises Over

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Xiran Jay Zhao, author of the New York Times bestselling YA sci fi book Iron Widow, is well known for their social media presence, particular on TikTok. On January 8th, they posted a …
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The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires Amazon TV

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Jan 7th, 2022 (Last Updated Jan 7th, 2022) The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix has a TV series adaptation in development at Amazon Studios. For all the details about a potential jump to film for this book, here’s what we …
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The School for Good Mothers: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan. Quick(-ish) Recap The two-paragraph version: Frida …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 26, 2021

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Amazon Publishing Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Amazon Publishing. Today’s Featured Deals $2.99 The Princess Bride by William Goldman Get This Deal $2.99 What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd …
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Summary and Review: The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine

The two-paragraph version: Frida is a mother who gets reported for neglect when she leaves her baby daughter, Harriet, alone for a few hours. Child Protective Services separates her from Harriet, investigates her and determines that she must enter into a year-long prison-like rehabilitation program to assess her capacity as …
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Introducing the 2022 Reading Log!

It’s that time again, friends! One of my favorite rituals in December is looking at my annual reading log, wrapping up books, filling in information about what I read, and absorbing all of the wondrous bookish stats that the reading log generates! I also love prepping a new year of …
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